44 food and drink establishments in Douglas County facing possible closure, operating without current permit


Jessica Wade


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All information in this article is up to date as of 12:45 p.m., Feb. 12, 2019. Details will be added and updated as they become available. 

The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) announced via a press release earlier this morning that it will begin closing 44 food and drink establishments for operating without a permit. 

“Operating without a permit is a misdemeanor, and violators are subject to a fine and jail time, or both, for each offense,” the press release stated. “Each day of operating without a permit is considered a separate offense. In addition, some businesses owe late fees from last year.”

Among the 44 establishments are Puerto Vallarta located at 4871 L Street, Fuddruckers at 7059 Dodge Street, Jimmy Johns at 6410 N. 72 Street and Moe & Curly’s Pub at 2946 N. 108 Street. 

According to the DCHD, the establishments were sent an invoice on Nov. 1, all 2018 permits expired on Dec. 31, and a delinquency notice was sent on Jan. 4. 

With an updated permit and another inspection, the establishments will be able to remain open.